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IN THE STUDIO WITH CATE LEUENBERGER OF ROYAL STAGS

CATE LEUENBERGER

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Hat maker and owner of Royal Stag Hats, Cate Leuenberger makes high quality, handcrafted custom hats. Hats are rooted in classic men’s dress wear with a modern spin. The styles are classically oriented shapes like the fedora, homburg or the derby. Always a hat person and a maker, it was just a matter of time until Leuenberger put the ideas together. The initial moment was when she stopped a woman on the street with a “super dope” hat on and asked her where she got it. Her response was, “I made it myself!” And that was that. A lot of her current inspiration comes from actual hats you see in movies, old magazines or that vintage fedora you find at the thrift store.

“I make hip hats with a classic, clean and timeless style,” says Leuenberger